This article is about the musician. For the school, see Cab Calloway School of the Arts.
Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933
Birth name Cabell Calloway III
Born December 25, 1907(1907-12-25)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Died November 18, 1994 (aged 86)
Hockessin, Delaware, U.S.
Genres Jazz, blues
Occupations Bandleader, singer-songwriter
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.
Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African American big bands from the start of the 1930s through the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.